I am always of the opinion that a little goes a long way and this emmalicious spaghetti is no exception!  Delectable scallops and prawns in a simple but spicy sauce take  this pasta dish to new heights but won’t stretch the purse strings.  Go on………give it a go!

Prep time:  15 minutes             Cooking time:  15 minutes              $  Low Budget

Serves 4

500gm packet of spaghetti

Olive oil for frying

300gm of green prawn meat, cut into small pieces

200gm of scallop meat, cut into small pieces

2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped

1 tsp of dried chilli flakes

Finely grated zest of 1 lemon

Juice of 1 lemon

1/2 cup of dry white wine

400gm tin of chopped tomatoes

100ml of pure cream

1/2 tsp of sugar

2 tbs of finely chopped flat leaf parsley

Sea salt and cracked pepper

Extra virgin olive oil for drizzling

Cook your pasta according to packet instructions.

Heat a large fry pan and add a little olive oil.  Lightly fry the garlic, lemon zest  and chilli flakes for approximately 1 minute and pour in the lemon juice and wine.  Allow to reduce for a few minutes before adding the tomatoes, cream and sugar, season with salt and pepper,  stir well to combine and allow to simmer.

When the pasta is almost ready, fold the scallops, prawns and parsley through the simmering sauce……there is no need to pre-cook the seafood as it only takes a couple of minutes.  Bring the mixture back to a simmer and drain the pasta.  Add the pasta to the pan and toss well to combine.  Divide among four large pasta bowls and drizzle with a little extra virgin olive oil.  Serve immediately.

Ps.  There is supposedly a rule that parmesan is not good on seafood.  It’s not my rule!  If you want parmesan then go for it!